Failure to zigzag: a novel

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North Point Press,
Pub. Date:
1989.
Language:
English
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Finally back in print, Jane Vandenburgh's brilliant debut-startlingly idiosyncratic, intelligent, funny, and painfully moving . It's southern California in the early Sixties, and Charlotte is a teenager, which is bad enough. She also has strange grandparents, with whom she lives, a schizophrenic ventriloquist alcoholic mother who appears and disappears regularly from her life, and only vague information about the father who died before Charlotte was born.With so much craziness in the family, Charlotte figures, whether it's nature or nurture, she's doomed. In Failure to Zigzag, Jane Vandenburgh gracefully zigzags between hilarity and sorrow as she recounts Charlotte's attempts to grow up and to practice sanity as a form of revenge.
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subject_facetBildungsromans
California, Southern -- Fiction
Electronic books
Fiction
Grandparents -- Fiction
Humorous fiction
Mentally ill women -- Fiction
Psychiatric hospital patients -- Fiction
Teenage girls -- Fiction
title_displayFailure to zigzag
title_fullFailure to zigzag / a novel by Jane Vandenburgh
Failure to zigzag : a novel [electronic resource] Vandenburgh, Jane.
title_shortFailure to zigzag
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Grandparents
Mentally ill women
Psychiatric hospital patients
Teenage girls